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FNB launches ‘tap and PIN’ ATM services

The real paranoid types can relate to that slight worry you feel when inserting your bank card into an ATM. Is it being skimmed? Will it come out? Who is watching me? To aid with (most of) these questions, FNB is implementing a contactless ‘tap’ system to their ATMs. Many have kicked against the growing rollout of tap-to-pay systems, claiming that the systems are fairly insecure but happily FNB...[Read More]

Big, bigger, biggest: Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Singles Day

Cyber Monday is online retailers’ response to the bricks-and-mortar marketing push of Black Friday. Online shopping is only set to increase, as smartphones and apps continue to capture more of the market. In the United States, the fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving, a public holiday recognizing the first harvest gathered by the colonists. The streets are quiet, the shops are closed and fa...[Read More]

Bitcoin at 10: Ponzi scheme or herald of a new world order? We may need another 10 years

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? It’s a decade-old question that has gotten more and more attention since this mythical figure came up with the idea for Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology. Bitcoin, the world’s newest and perhaps most controversial currency, turned 10 this month; prompting a wave of nostalgia and innumerable commentaries about its significance to the world. Nakamo...[Read More]

A roundup of Huawei’s 2018 Black Friday deals

Although slightly late (MTN, iStore, PlayStation and Xbox have all already come to the party), Huawei has decided to join in the fun and announced the its specials for this Black Friday. We’re quite sure you’ve already got your credit card handy (as you’ve likely been making online purchases since a hair past midnight). But unfortunately Huawei doesn’t have any standalone special prices for handse...[Read More]

Here are the Black Friday data deals from MTN

Let’s get down to business — here is what South Africans really want this Black Friday: cheap data. And MTN has just that coming to market tomorrow. Here’s the lowdown on MTN’s Black Friday deals. As expected, MTN’s deals will only be available from 23 November to 26 November (which is Monday). Anyone who’s due for an upgrade now, or are looking to sign up with the yellow network provi...[Read More]

These are iStore’s Black Friday deals

iStore has unveiled its Black Friday 2018 specials, and they include special pricing for everything from iPhones and Apple Watches to MacBooks and even DJI drones. If you’re not one to deal with crowds you’ll be pleased to know the iStore’s deals are available online on the day too. Another upshot is that the specials are available from Friday 23 November (D-day) to Sunday 25 November,...[Read More]

Standard Bank launches its own ‘integrated’ MVNO – Meet SB Mobile

You can’t be a bank in South Africa these days unless you’re also administering your very own mobile network and now Standard Bank has joined in the cellular party. The bank has launched SB Mobile, its own MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) backed by Cell C and, by extension, MTN. So far, so good… so what? How is SB Mobile going to stand out in an increasingly crowded pack? O...[Read More]

You really wanna know? Facebook launches tool that shows time spent on the social network

Perhaps you’re responsible with your social media usage, logging on and checking what everyone is up to only at set times of the day. You’re probably also one of those people capable of reaching the mythical Inbox Zero point on the reg. Whether you’re that ferociously organised or you spend so much time in cascading feeds that your fingers reflexively twitch looking for a Like bu...[Read More]

A/B testing: how offline businesses are learning from Google to improve profits

The market testing that helped give us the Google search we know today is being emulated by industries from hospitality to manufacturing to help better focus their products and services and meet customer needs. So what did Google do? If you travel back through internet time via the Internet Archive, you can see what Google looked like soon after it first launched, more than 20 years ago. An early ...[Read More]

Get 50GB for R500 with Cell C’s Black Friday deal

Cell C has announced their Black Friday deals, and data prices may be falling for reals this festive season. From Friday, 23 November (aka the dreaded Black Friday), anyone can go to a Cell C store and buy a prepaid data SIM loaded with 50GB of data. These SIMs will cost R500, which means you’re just paying R10 per gig. “This is the perfect option for those going on holiday this festive season. Co...[Read More]

Bill and Hillary Clinton give stark assessment of the internet and its problems

Although the internet has enabled an “amazing advance” for humanity, it has “real problems” with social networks, the addictive nature of smart devices and the loss of our personal privacy, says Bill and Hillary Clinton. It was an unusual scene: a former US president and former first lady, the two most powerful elected officials in America some might say, sitting on a stage...[Read More]

Discovery Bank is coming in March 2019, here’s what you need to know

Are you a Discovery Vitality member? Do you have medical aid or insurance through Discovery, or one of its credit cards? Do you like gamification? Have you had enough of these questions? If you answered yes to any of these questions (except, perhaps, the last one), Discovery is hoping it’ll be able to sign you up to Discovery Bank when it launches to the public in March 2019. Billed as a ...[Read More]

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